New Best Buy steam irons for quick, easy ironingWhich? uncovers three Best Buys in latest tests

08 August 2014

Has your steam iron run out of steam? We’ve reviewed the latest models from big brands Bosch, Philips and Tefal and have uncovered three Best Buys that will help you power through your ironing pile in no time.

If your iron leaks dirty water or leaves you with an aching arm and creased clothes, it might be time to buy a new one.

We've just tested a range of irons and steam generators, so whether you’re looking for a cheap option that’ll do a great job or a powerful steamer to help you blitz the ironing, our reviews can help you pick the best one for you.

Head to our steam iron reviews to see results for all of the irons and steam generators we’ve tested.

Best Buy vs Don’t Buy steam irons

We’ve tested cheap irons costing around the £20 mark and top-spec powerful steamers that will set you back more than £100 – plus a range of prices in between (see the full list below).

Three irons were outstanding at busting creases and making ironing effortless in our tough tests - so they’ve earned our coveted Best Buy crown. But we also uncovered a Don’t Buy that’s so un-steamy you'll really have to put your back into ironing, and it won't get rid of creases from your clothes.

Cheap steam generator irons

We’ve also reviewed the budget-friendly Hotpoint SGC10AAUK Power Perfection steam generator which costs £135 – around £100 less than the premium Bosch TDS3771GB we’ve also tested.

If you’re thinking of buying a steam generator to make ironing even easier but you’re not sure whether they’re worth the money, our expert steam generator buying guide can help you decide which type to buy and whether it will be a good investment for you.

Steam iron and steam generator reviews

Steam irons 

Russell Hobbs 18680 - £18 

Breville VIN306 - £19 

Morphy Richards Breeze 300203 - £22 

Breville VIN304 - £29 

Hotpoint SIE40BA0UK - £39 

Morphy Richards Turbosteam Ionic 300604 - £45 

Philips Azur GC4890/02 - £60 

Philips Azur PerfectCare GC4914/20 - £100 

Steam generators 

Hotpoint SGC10AAUK Power Perfection - £135 

Philips GC7635/30 PerfectCare Pure Steam - £169 

Polti Vaporella Forever 1600 Eco - £229 

Bosch TDS3771GB - £249 

Morphy Richards 330010 Elite - £249

Prices correct as of of August 2014.

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